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2013-06-06T00:00:00Z Foothills calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

SkyNights - Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 Ski Run Road. Explore the night skies from the summit of Mount Lemmon using the Schulman 32-inch telescope, Arizona's largest public telescope. Reservations required. Meet an hour before sunset through 9 p.m. nightly. $60; $30 for ages 7 to 18. 626-8122.

Friday

Nature Nights: Bats, Bats, Bats! - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Family-friendly, hands-on activities teach how bats navigate in the dark, what they eat and why they are so important. At sundown, observe bats emerge for the evening in search of night-flying insects. Reservations required. 6-8:30 p.m. June 7. Free. 615-7855.

WOW Art Show Reception - SAWG Gallery, 5605 E. River Road. Work from local artists including paintings, glasswork, scarves, jewelry and sculptures. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Reception: 5-7 p.m. June 7. Free. 299-7294.

Saturday

Smokin' Hot Cooking Classes at Acacia - Acacia Real Food and Cocktails, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Learn the secrets of great grilling and smoking on chef Hall's new favorite - the Traeger "Texas Grill." Classes include instruction, lunch with adult beverages, recipes and more. Reservations required. 9 a.m. June 8. $55. 232-0101.

Splash! - La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents fashion, food, music, libations and live art at this inaugural event to benefit the arts. Tickets include dinner samplings, dessert, cocktails, runway fashion show, silent auction and goodie bag; the $50 cost is tax-deductible. All proceeds go to art education programs in local schools. 6-9 p.m. June 8. $70. 797-3959.

Free Garden Tour - Pima County Cooperation Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Pima County Master Gardeners lead free tours. 9 a.m. June 8. Free. 626-5161.

Sunday

Christian Holiness and Human Sexuality - St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. The series focuses on how the world has changed over 5,000 years of Judeo-Christian history regarding sexual expression and holiness. LGBT and non-LGBT participants welcome. Based on "Christian Holiness and Human Sexuality" by M.M. Adams. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Sundays in June. Free. 299-6421.

Monday

Beginning Watercolor - Oasis at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road. This class will guide you through the basics of watercolor. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays. For those 50 and older. $90 and $12 one-time registration fee. 322-5607.

Tuesday

Canyon Knitters - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Bring your needles and yarn to a gathering of novices to experienced knitters. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 594-5275.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga - St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road, Room 30-31. Breathing, yogic exercises and laughter designed to promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; donations accepted. 490-5500.

Wednesday

"Fable, Myths and Legends" - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Photographic images by Darlene Buhrow. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free. 615-7855.

"Our Lady of Guadalupe" - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. Exhibit depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Mission in the Sun that Ted DeGrazia built in her honor. Several works in ink, watercolor and encaustic are featured. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free. 299-9191.

Summer Preschool Story Time - Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Volunteer naturalists bring the desert inside with storybooks, puppets, games, crafts and activities relating to a weekly theme. Attendees park free with pass from visitor center. 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free. 749-8700.

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